It’s my second time to be commissioned to work on album cover. I’ve always wanted to do this. The first one happened around the same time last year for The Camerawalls.
This year, Japs Sergio asked me to make one and allowed me to do WHATEVER I WANT!!! Hahaha best job ever!
I’m no expert at this but I’m really thankful these musicians have trusted me enough to take a chance at this sort of thing. As much as possible I want it to be an actual photograph.
The environment above is from an ACTUAL PHOTO. Thank you to Gelo Lagasca of the Lowtechs for helping us out with layout and graphic design.
Check out the larger, square version of the cover design below and also how the photo was made.
These photo artworks were the ones that I exhibited at the Ayala Museum last December 11. The idea came from the creation Album cover artworks, how interesting the vinyl ones decades ago were.
Prior to that I conceptualized the album cover of The Camerawalls’ Bread & Circuses, which Karlo Rono helped out with the layout and photography and Angelo Maniquis took over with the final layout and treatment.
That was my first album cover (not counting my cartoon of Rivermaya’s Between the stars and waves, which wouldn’t have been accepted anyway, haha). I thought that if I were to see an album, these were what it would look like.
I have been aware of Doomsday since I was 9. I do a lot of research since this topic greatly interests me. I wouldn’t impose my knowledge, but I know what I believe in and all I can say is that we shouldn’t be scared.
Because it isn’t scary to me, I decided to whimsically visualize my version of what “The Almost End of The World to Me” would look like.
I call this set Popocalyptic…. and I am currently attempting to release another batch by December 2011 and then the last by December 2012.
If I don’t, then I don’t. In the end, no material things or amount of recognition will matter, anyway.—
History was one of my favorite classes in college, but normally since I go and read ahead, I find the actual class redundant.
I kind of drew a lot of things at that time, someone gave me a cartoon book. Si I decided to try out silly 2D cute drawings. I’ll look for the others.
Anyway, I made this the year Rivermaya’s Between the Stars and Waves came out. I’m a sucker for album covers and theirs was just a ‘blue’ one, although it may have some ‘deeper’ meaning to it since it was made by a well known artist.
I wanted to make my own version to cover the ‘album cover’. Haha.
The Camerawalls! I had an idea in my head on what I wanted to come out in the photo and it was a complete brain drain, but we pulled it off!
This is my first ever album cover, I contributed a photo though to Rivermaya’s Bagong Liwanag album before but wouldn’t consider that my concept. So I’m so stoked for this.
The photography I did with my pardner @karlorono. (we also made the kite! heee)
The girl in the cover art is my niece @zoesandejas
Angelo Maniquis did one hell of a job with the graphic design. Will probably post some behind the scenes photos soon.
Clem’s been asking me what the meaning of this is, well, the beauty of album covers is that it’s open to whatever interpretation you have, just like how music can be different to each one of us. I have my own, but I’m not telling. LOL
Their launch will be on December 11 at the Ayala Museum. More details here. Hurrah for Lilystars records